Local Responders Attend Homeland Security Training

Responding to a large-scale terrorist event is not only a horrific reality in our society but requires extensive communication, coordination, and training throughout all emergency response organizations. With Lincoln County, Missouri, belonging to the metropolitan statistical area of St. Louis, … Continue reading

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Lincoln County Jail Establishes An Inmate Garden

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Jail Division, implemented a program that not only serves taxpayers but makes life a little better for inmates. About ten non-violent and good behavior inmates, known as “trustees,” take part in tending a garden that … Continue reading

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Domestic Dispute Leads To Assault With A Revolver

Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 100 block of Green Oak Lane, in Troy, reference a domestic disturbance involving a firearm. According to investigators, intoxicated 52-year old Laura Tannehill forcefully placed a .22 Ruger revolver to the temple of her … Continue reading

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Sheriff Cottle Encourages Community To Participate In Ride-Along Program

Lincoln County Sheriff John Cottle encourages Lincoln County citizens to accompany his deputies during their tour of duty in their police cruisers.  This public education program gives county residences a better understanding of the day to day law enforcement operations … Continue reading

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Sheriff Implements New Electronic Kiosk For Inmate Commissary

Sheriff John Cottle implemented a new electronic Kiosk payment system for inmates this month.  This system will more efficiently track the flow of commissary money coming into and out the jail.  In the past, family members would have to physically … Continue reading

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Gun Stolen In Lincoln County Burglary Used In Armed Robbery In Warrenton

Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a burglary along the 1000 block of Highway J, in Troy.  The victim told deputies upon returning home from church they realized their home was burglarized and noticed two handguns were stolen. The victim … Continue reading

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Lincoln County Man Charged With Multiple Statutory Sexual Offenses

In June, Lincoln County Sheriff’s investigators began investigating 36 year-old James Joseph Campbell, of Farmington, Missouri, after receiving a complaint he sexually abused his stepdaughter over a 10 year span. According to investigators, Campbell began sexually abusing his five year-old … Continue reading

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Winfield Man Accused Of Child Molestation Turns Himself In

Thomas L. Ackermann, 33, of the 100 block of Swaying Pine Lane, Winfield, turned himself into Lincoln County authorities.  Ackermann is charged with two-counts of First Degree Child Molestation and is currently housed at the Lincoln County Jail. Ackermann’s bond … Continue reading

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Lincoln County Man Charged With Two Counts Of Child Molestation

In March, the Lincoln County Sheriff Office began investigating a child molestation case of a Winfield man. According to investigators, Thomas L. Ackermann, 33, of the 100 block of Swaying Pine Lane, Winfield, touched a 13 year-old female under her … Continue reading

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Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Releases Results of Click It or Ticket Enforcement

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office participated in the national Click It or Ticket mobilization conducted May 20-June 2. During the enforcement effort, deputies conducted a total of 69 traffic stops.  Deputies also issued a total of 29 traffic tickets including: … Continue reading

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